Fig Squares

Fig Squares


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About this recipe: A simple traybake that results in moist, chewy squares. Definitely a must-try for anyone who loves figs!


Serves: 20 

  • 225ml water
  • 600g dried figs
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hr  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Soak figs in the water for 1 hour. In a small saucepan, combine the fig mixture with 200g sugar, and cook over medium heat until thick and stewy. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and remaining sugar. Beat in the milk and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, stir into the creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Lightly grease a 22x33cm baking tin.
  4. Divide the dough into two pieces and knead each piece about 5 or 6 times. On a well floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/2 centimetre thickness. Line the prepared tin with one piece of the dough. Spread the fig mixture over it, then cover with the other piece of dough.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool and cut into squares.

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Really nice recipe, worked well and went down a treat! I'm not a massive fan of figs but these squares were sweet and tasty! - 27 Jan 2012

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